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South Pole of Triton

Target Name:  Triton
Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
Produced by:  Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright: © Calvin J. Hamilton
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This high resolution image of Triton was obtained by Voyager 2 on August 25, 1989. It shows the moon's south polar cap. One of the unusual aspect of this image is the dark streaks in the images. Perhaps they were made by geyser-like eruptions of nitrogen. The geyser eruptions could have carried darker materials from the crust. The light regions probably consist of layers of nitrogen.

This image is Copyright © by Calvin J. Hamilton. Any commercial/for-profit use of this image needs to be addressed to Calvin J. Hamilton.

Copyright © 1995-2013 by Calvin J. Hamilton. All rights reserved.